Welcome to the middle of the week. First off, I want to thank all of you for so many interesting comments and responses to my post yesterday about moving from the city to the ‘burbs. It’s nice to veer off the food and fitness track and talk about other things some times, and you all had a ton to say. I love to read your comments. But because yesterday’s post was a little long-winded, today I’m keeping it short and sweet. Food, people. Food.
This week’s “What I Ate Wednesday” recap
Another Wednesday, another chance to look at pictures of food. As always, I share these food diary posts because I like to see what other people eat, and I’m guessing you do too. Some days are better than others, and I tend to eat a lot of the same things. You’ll always see a combination of simple meals, spread throughout the day, with a few snacks thrown in as well.
Today, I’m sharing everything that I ate on Monday of this week. This was a healthy and light day of eating, which was just what I needed to follow another fairly indulgent weekend, as they tend to be these days.
Pre-workout at 5:50 a.m.
Dave and I went to the gym together for a short upper-body workout first thing on Monday, and we each grabbed one caramel almond-covered date for some fuel. A sad little puppy still wearing a cone is shown in the background, of course.
Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
After the gym and while working on the computer, I had this hearty serving of overnight oats, consisting of Greek yogurt, vanilla almond milk, chia seeds, gluten-free oats, cinnamon and veggie powder. I topped the oats with a banana and enjoyed them alongside a mug of hot green tea, sweetened with vanilla almond milk and stevia. A classic.
Lunch at 12 p.m.
You know I love my baked sweet potato and fried eggs combination platter. This perfect pairing fills me up nicely for a mid-day meal, and I have it several times a week. I usually add some cinnamon to the top of the potato and some Lawry’s salt to the top of the eggs. Sweet and salty, my friends.
Afternoon snack at 4:30 p.m.
I can’t get enough organic Gala apples these days. For a mid-afternoon snack, I had a sliced-up apple and some lemon and coconut date bites, which I got in a little package from a healthy food service. I’ll tell you more about that service soon, by the way. I enjoyed this snack before heading to the gym to teach an evening BODYATTACK class. (Yes, this was my second workout of the day — but the first one was super short.)
Dinner at 8 p.m.
Dave and I have decided we want to eat dinner a bit earlier. But on most weeknights, that still means it’s after 8 p.m. before I am home from the gym and ready to eat. On this night, I decided to skip my post-class protein shake so I’d be hungrier earlier and because we had some prepared meals in the fridge from that healthy food service (same one who made the date bites above) eating quickly was easy. Shown on this plate is a Paleo meal consisting of Mediterranean grilled-chicken skewers over cauliflower rice and grilled zucchini and eggplant over some greens with a tahini dressing, which I drizzled on everything. Quite delicious.
After dinner, I had some vanilla almond milk straight from the carton and joined Dave on the couch to finish up yesterday’s post and watch TV. And that was that!
Today, I’m subbing a BODYPUMP class in the morning, having an early lunch date with a fellow blogger, working on the computer and teaching two classes tonight at Orangetheory. It will be a day full of fitness and food, of course, and as usual. Hope your day is great, and check back tomorrow because I have something interesting lined up. Happy eating!
See more “What I Ate Wednesday” food reports
I’m not the only one sharing their meals. Each week, “What I Ate Wednesday” is hosted by Peas and Crayons for bloggers to showcase their eats to the world. If you want to see more food recaps, check out some of my posts from the past all compiled here.
Questions of the day
How’s your week going so far?
What is the best thing you’ve eaten lately?